Marijuana was on the minds of many during this week’s Hollister City Council meeting. Nine community members spoke on the local medical marijuana ordinance during...
Hollister City Council members Monday voted 4-1 in support of making a decision by Sept. 19 on a new Medicinal Marijuana Administrative Ordinance that would allow pot dispensaries in town for the first time since 2010.
But the Hollister City Council must take a hard look at putting in restrictions to bar dispensaries from downtown, other areas where children congregate.
County supervisors Wednesday held a special meeting to discuss medicinal marijuana in an attempt to provide public outreach on the controversial issue, but the local newspaper didn’t receive an agenda as usual before the gathering.
San Juan Bautista council members Tuesday learned that their city code includes prohibitions against growth and delivery of medical marijuana, and they upheld the ordinance while continuing to also ban dispensaries.
San Benito County is set to have one of the strictest anti-marijuana laws in the state after the board's 3-2 approval Tuesday supporting a ban against all outdoor medical pot grows in unincorporated areas.
Supervisor Margie Barrios pointed to recent cases involving illegal marijuana-growing operations here in making the case to outlaw any local cultivation of legal pot, too.
San Benito County supervisors are considering an ordinance to ban outdoor growth of marijuana in unincorporated areas and restrict indoor growth to 12 plants.